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How To

Get to know your way around Leicester

By BLloyd 07 Aug 2017

Bus

The Oadby Shuttle Bus runs between Oadby Student Village and main campus during the week.

The Arriva U1/U2/U3 also runs between Oadby Student Village and main campus with a number of different ticket options. 

Train 

Leicester train station is about a 15 minute walk from the University and accessible by bus routes. There are links with major cities across the country, making it easy to travel. The journey to London takes as little as 70 minutes. 

Cycling 

Our accommodation has a large amount of bike racks. You are advised to bring a strong lock and take out insurance. Remember to register your student ID with the security lodge on campus so that you can take advantage of the underground bike store beneath the library. Leicester has loads of cycle lanes to connect you with the rest of the city.

Taxis 

Leicester has numerous taxi companies, including a black cab service. Uber also operates in Leicester. When using services such as Uber, make sure you get in the right car. Before you get in the car, check that license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match what’s listed in the app. Uber rides can only be requested through the app, so never get in a car with a driver who claims to be with Uber and offers a ride.

Never use an unlicensed taxi and make sure to wait in a group in well lit areas.   

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